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across the foothills, shelby, belwood, moving quickly. i am more concerned about the line of showers and storms out of georgia and tennessee as we get in a more warmer and more buoyant air mass. this morning, more rain than anything. a mild day at the start, 55 at the bus stop, this afternoon by 4:00, a lot of the stronger storms are moving off toward the east. in between that i'm most concerned about. once we get rid of the rain, it is smooth sailing, 100% chance of rain today, calms down thursday, friday and saturday. the seven day forecast in a couple minutes, right now checking in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. and we're giving you a live look here, this is i-85 at freedom drive, kristen hampton covering the roadways this morning and you can see from that live picture the spray coming off the vehicles. roads are wet, visibilities are low, allow extra time for your
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let's look at the mapping system, most of the majors still running in the green this morning. seeing a few slow downs, providence and up toward the albermarle split. now a little further to the north up toward huntersville, sam furr at par drive off old statesville, not seeing delays as of yet. a further down to the south, gilead at old statesville road at the crossroads to the huntersville-concord road, another accident came in i'd say 15 minutes ago. here is another live look i-77 at arrowood and certainly starting to see those roads wetten up with the rain during the overnight hours. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this >> john: we'll continue to follow the severe weather that devastating parts of the southeast. >> christine: get to kristen miranda with more new video you just got your hands on in the alert center. >> kristen: new pictures i
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first from walb, our sister station in alba in albany, georgia. this tree has fallen in the area, power lines are down. video i got in, one tree taking out two cars, this is in stone mountain, georgia. wind and rain of course the culprits but look at the damage you don't want to wake up to that this morning. storms in georgia have caused some schools to start late there today. the metro atlanta area under a slight risk for severe weather before 7:00 this morning. and there is a greater enhanced risk that includes part of georgia, south and west of atlanta. they are under the gun until about 9:00 this morning but a threat there of flooding all day, they will be watching the weather closely, just as we are and the storms have been deadly killing three people so far, so we will keep an eye on any new developments that are coming in as soon as i get new video and i got a live picture i'll bring you when i see you next, right
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you, we'll check back with you. the share fire departmentyou. firefighters were set to burn a home in south charlotte today, the home was purchased as a buy out program, that allows them to buy homes to use for training end save money on demolition. >> john: uncertainty when it comes to who will be in charge of education for charlotte-mecklenburg schools. the school board adjourned the meeting last night without coming up with a time line in their search for a new superintendent. wbtv's mark davenport is live in charlotte this morning with much more on this story. mark, tell us what is the hold up? >> reporter: the board members could not decide whether to start the superintendent search. there was back and forth at the meeting at the government center. blame being cast around the table. i want to show you inside the meeting where board members were discussing back and forth and they were confused at times. that is what we were seeing last
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some of them like board claire marychairmary mccray went on the defensive for not setting a time line. after the board was promising a time line would be set at the meeting, it didn't happen. parents and taxpayers at the meeting in the audience are upset about this. >> they have a year to deal with this and it seems like what they've done tonight is just kicked the can down the road a little bit further. one week becomes one month, one month becomes six months. six months becomes another year and we're right back with no superintendent. not take that long. last night there was something that was finally decided the board voted 7-1 to take this back up on march 8th. looking over everything again, hopefully then to start a time to start the search for superintendent for cms schools. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: mark, thank you.
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judge is giving people until next week to raise any objections to the new congressional maps drawn last carolina. as we reported to you, civil rights groups asked for a review of the new maps. a judge is giving the groups until monday to file objections. the state has until march 7th to respond to the objections. north carolina's primary is now scheduled for june. >> john: looking ahead, charlotte city council members will meet today to work on next year's budget. council will hold a workshop at 1:30 at the government center. members will hear budget presentations on the charlotte area transit system, storm water services and financial partner requests. >> christine: new jobs coming to charlotte, piedmont airlines a regional carrier for american, is adding 300 jobs to charlotte douglas international airport. according to our news partners at the charlotte observer, the jobs will be added some time this year. >> john: looking ahead the ciaa tournament is going on now in
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today it is all about education. about 5,000 students will be at the charlotte convention center for education day. this video from previous year's vents. they will get the chance to learn more about the college experience and meet with recruiters. >> christine: a live look at the commute this morning, a lot of times you don't see the rain mix well with commuters, so far though, so good on this stretch of i-77. this is at the arrowood road exit, you see the roads are plenty wet. just watch for a little bit of ponding in the road and on the shoulder and give yourself extra distance from the car in front of you. remember, you're never more than and traffic on wbtv news this those roads are plenty wet you saw in the images, al. >> al: heavier downpours and rain falling around the metro area now. bigger picture the low between memphis and nashville, this will head toward the ohio valley, it will drag a warm front through and a cold front late this afternoon.
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make us unstable here and again, we're at least open for the idea of a few thunderstorms being severe. having said that, the same element in place yesterday across louisiana, mississippi, alabama are not in place here. better threat for severe or moderate risk is from raleigh eastward, a marginal situation in the wbtv viewing area but something we've got to monitor because the threat is at least somewhat there. not as great as it was yesterday, though. our numale fishing forecast, 55 rain, thunderstorms mid-day, close to 70, most of the heavier activity pushes to the east by 4:00. showers around and still 70 degrees. jennifer sanford sent in a picture of her daughter, morgan all smiles after she docked a blue gill at a local pond. a senior at north gaston high school in dallas, loves to fish with her dad whether she is not busy dancing or playing softball, way to go, morgan, you're our big catch of the day.
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to me at aconklin@wbtv.com. after we get through today, trust me on this, much much better weather. a little cooler but more sunshine and quieter, that said, snow in the mountains start tonight, that will be with them tomorrow all day, christine, back to you. >> christine: helping kids with disabilities have a normal childhood. >> john: how one ma'am is making
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muscular dystrophy. runway of dreams makes adjustable clothes that can be put on and taken off in multiple ways. they are collaborating with tom my hilfigger. sharp looking stuff out there. >> christine: good stuff. >> john: 17 minutes before 6:00. heavy rain already this morning, sort of a lull right now. >> al: there is and isn't. i want to emphasize the same parameter in place yesterday, i was monitoring it yesterday across louisiana, mississippi, alabama, seeing all the tornadoes that were unbelievable. the same parameters are not in place here. so we do have a threat for severe weather today, and isolated tornado and can't be ruled out. yesterday that was a slam dunk of a forecast. the greater threat is east of charlotte, a much longer prolonged period where they can warm up in the 70s, well in
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we'll be margin marginally at 70. here we are this morning, decent batch through the university city area and going up in i-85 and cabarrus county. harrisburg, cox mill, cabarrus, kannapolis, concord you're getting rain heading toward china grove and salisbury. bigger picture, a little disruption right now of the flow of wet weather coming up and moisture source coming up in our part of the carolinas because of this big cluster of thunderstorms. they robbed the moisture, consolidates there and until that moves eastward we probably won't see more than we have right now. back to the west this is the concern as you get in the discreet cells and these kick up a lot of wind, without a lot of thunder and lightning. having said that, watches and warnings all over the place throughout the eastern part of the country and flash flood watch remains in effect. this is not just with this system, westbound on top of the
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last couple days, 2-3 inches in viewing area. just light rain falling in charlotte right now. overcast here, we do have cloudy skies out there and current temperature of 50 degrees. again, getting rain at the airport right now. you'll run in that. with the east breezes you'll see temperatures rise. you're in the 40s across the foothills right now but look to the south, 55 lancaster, 50 monroe, rock hill, all that is coming northward in advance of the front. our temperatures will go up, should be close to 70 during the mid-day hours and late this afternoon once the front moves through we will see temperatures go off. first off, warm front comes through, that opens at least a six hour window where we're quite unstable here and we see the heavier thunderstorm lines move through in advance of the front. on the backside they are snow and that is part of the equation, that is for the mountain counties and for tonight and in tomorrow. again, greater threat for severe weather will be in eastern sections of virginia and north carolina.
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anywhere from the foothills eastward, especially east of i-77 this afternoon, give or take an hour or so around lunch time, is the main time i'm most concerned about. we'll keep you posted on that. winter weather advisory in effect until friday morning that kick in tonight because you are going to get snow in the mountains. odd as that sounds, near 70 today, snow in the mountains tonight and tomorrow. 56 tomorrow, as we head toward friday, 53 degrees, 54 on saturday, we rebound very nicely, sunday, 64, still in the 60s next week. we get a cool-down but not by much. let's check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored this morning by toyota of north charlotte. keeping an eye on the wednesday morning commute, roads are wet, allow extra time but our majors are 77, 85, 485 all running in the green. an accident on sam furr at par
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up to 115, not seeing terrible delays, this accident about 15 minutes old now. a live look at i-77 northbound at trade street, certainly seeing the spray coming off the vehicle, wipers are or this morning. again, drive slow, take your time. overall commute here the broad view coming out of gastonia, 321 to the north, south in york, no problems, 601 looks good. 521 from van wyck in the ballantyne area smooth. concord to center city, 18 minute commute and lake norman, southbound, 17 minutes and 62 miles an hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: government computers held for ransom in a north rolina city, all new in the 6:30 half hour, where and when it happened. >> christine: kristen miranda getting you news just in first in the alert center following developing headlines from around the country that is impacting
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we'll check back in with her
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it is 5:47. giving you first alert weather and traffic every seven minutes, welcome back to wbtv news this morning. >> christine: cars kicking up water on independence boulevard. welcome back to wbtv news. >> john: go over to kristen miranda with weather conditions here in the carolinas and other parts of the south. she is live in the alert center. what do you got? >> kristen: a live picture, one of the storm vehicles that is working for our sister station in the myrtle beach area. just driving around the city in myrtle beach, checking on the conditions and you can see from the way the trees are moving pretty good it is very, very windy and rainy, i was looking on the website and they were
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closed in the area because of the rainy weather, i want to talk about what this storm is doing in other spots, look at video we got in a couple moments ago, this is in fayetteville, arkansas. i hollered to al, said same storm system, same thing, yep, same system, they are seeing it as snow. i guess we're a little lucky we have the rain but we'll get a heck of a lot of rain, so we'll keep an eye on it. any new video my whole purpose today get that new video as soon as i get and bring it to you at home right away, i'll keep doing >> christine: kristen, thank you. scott kelly's year in space is almost over and what better way to mark it than with a prank? >> john: a video shows tim peake moving a storage container, kelly would jump out of the box in a gorilla suit and chase after him. >> christine: oh, wow! >> john: he got the suit from
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>> christine: ing that would kelly. in space no one can hear you scream. than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news conklin. >> al: here we go this morning, you're seeing five sweeps of power doppler radar still getting quite a bit of rain in the foothills and in the piedmont. nothing severe right now. i'll take you in here this is cabarrus county you can see a heavy cell going up over concord and kannapolis right now. let's put a tracker on this, these are moving pretty quickly off toward the north, northeast at 35, 40, even 50 miles per hour. granite quarry, ten minutes or so. that is how fast these are moving. so once they are in, they are in and then out very quickly. you'll get hosed down but that is the end. there are lots of these little cells coming through.
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heavy rain south of us. i think that is robbing a lot of our inflow moisture, once that bypasses us, look back to the west, smooth sailing, a clear transport of very moist and warm air coming up and that is what we're seeing here, lines that are coming out of alabama and georgia, any one of those potentially as we get in the 60s to low 70s in the middle part of the day could in fact bring us potential for severe weather. 50 in charlotte, 50 arboretum, weddington, ballantyne, 53 tega cay, warmer air to the south, that is going to be coming up and replacing this cool pool of damp air over us. rain in boone, 39, 43 morganton, 47 shelby, 55 in lancaster and again that is a tipoff of what is coming in our direction. thunderstorms in our forecast, at least through the early afternoon hours, by late day things will settle down. the main threat time will be the middle part of the day here, charlotte, concord, mooresville, close to 70, low to mid 60s lenoir, boone, 55. everybody is going to get rain
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the mountains will get snow tonight and tomorrow. more on that seven day forecast in a few minutes. right now check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. take a live look here this is i-77, clanton road, roads are wet and visibilities are low in many places this morning. so allow a little extra time for your wednesday morning commute. taking a look at center city, keep in mind the ciaa tourney continues today, busy around time warner cable arena. we do have a new accident with injuries on north caldwell street at 277, so it doesn't appear that it is on the interstate but actually north caldwell at 277. as we take a quick check here of our overall commute this morning, still running in the green on most of our majors. christine, over to you. >> christine: team coverage of severe weather in our area at this hour. >> john: a live look at
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where kristen hampton is monitoring the roadways, it is
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you're watch this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> christine: a strong storm system moving toward the charlotte region, look at it for yourself, this is our power doppler radar. meteorologist al conklin tracking the threat of thunderstorms and flooding in our area. >> john: that storm system responsible for at least seven tornadoes and the death of three people in the southeast. kristen miranda is following the aftermath in the alert center. >> kristen: new pictures from louisiana, from florida, from georgia and will bring you all
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from the alert center. >> john: good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning you have made it to the mid-week, wednesday, february 24th, 6:00 a.m., good morning, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. you can see the big picture behind us here, what we're tracking for you. go to meteorologist al conklin who is in the first alert weather center right now with a very latest details you should know. >> al: no warnings right now, we had rain overnight, thunder and lightning, nothing that is im that is imminent. there is a little heavier cell through concord and kannapolis, that is heading up i-85 toward salisbury, over rockwell right now. little intense, higher level intensity here between great falls and lancaster, put a tracker on that one. van wyck at 6:13, waxhaw, 6:19, weddington, 6:27, matthews at 6:35. this is going to hold together and these are moving very quickly toward the north at
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now we're getting robbed on the moisture infulx because oflux. look at atlanta, those are the lines we're concerned about as we warm in the 60s and 70s later today. still cool in the 40s and 50s. by later this afternoon, we will be close to 70 and there is the threat of potentially severe weather during the during the midday hours. we have a mention of snow in the mountains tonight, more on that in a few minutes. here is chris, first alert, you're never more than seven traffic on wbtv news this >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored charlotte. let's go ahead, take a check, a live look at the john belk, that is coming on the inner loop up toward bank of america stadium, you can see rather a sloppy mess out there this morning and we do

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